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Martin Strothmann, Dipl. Betriebswirt (degree in Business Administration)

When Martin Strothmann founded the company in 2003, he had already had many years of experience in shipping. He began his professional career at the beginning of the 1980s with his vocational training as a shipping merchant. Thereafter he worked in the chartering department of various shipping companies for a number of years where he was responsible for the chartering of ships and the acquisition of cargo. After earning his degree in Business Administration with a focus on foreign trade, financial management and taxes, he assumed responsibility as controller of a stocklisted shipping company and moved to the ship investment sector in 1996. In the period from 1996 to 2003, Mr. Strothmann was active on behalf of various investment companies in the areas of project procurement (ship purchasing and chartering), the development of closed-end funds and the management of fund companies. In 2003 he joined forces with a German insurance group and founded a company for shipping investment; by 2008 he had realised a total of 13 ship funds together with his partners. At the end of April 2009 Martin Strothmann left the management board of the investment company to devote more time and energy to his activities within his own company.